Australia is an Oceanian country comprising the mainland of the Australian continent, the island of Tasmania, and numerous smaller islands. It is the world’s sixth-largest country by total area. Neighbouring countries include Papua New Guinea, Indonesia and East Timor to the north; theSolomon Islands and Vanuatu to the north-east; and New Zealand to the south-east.Australia and its offshore islands and territories have 898 recorded bird species as of 2014. Of the recorded birds, 165 are considered vagrant or accidental visitors, of the remainder over 45% are classified as Australian endemics: found nowhere else on earth. It has been suggested that up to 10% of Australian bird species may go extinct by the year 2100 as a result of climate change.
Birds the ornithologist saw in Australia, November 2010
Wedge-tailed Shearwater, Lesser and Greater Frigatebirds, Brown Booby, Little Pied Cormorant, Darter, Little Black Cormorant, Great Cormorant, Created Tern, Black and Brown Noddies, Roseate Tern, Black Naped Tern, Bridled Tern, Sooty Oystercatcher, Pacific Golden Plover, Royal Spoonbill, Rainbow Lorikeet, Scaly-breasted Lorikeet, King Parrot, Crimson and Eastern Rosellas, Pallid Cuckoo, Laughing Kookaburra, Sacred and Collared Kingfishers, Dollarbird, Barn and Welcome Swallows, Green Catbird, Regent and Satin Bowerbirds, White-throated Treecreeper, Yellow-throated and White-browed Scrubwrens, Brown Thornbill, Black-faced Cuckoo-shrike, Cicadabird, Crested Shrike-tit, Golden and Rufous Whistlers, Gray Shrike-thrush, White-breated Wood Swallow, Gray Butcherbird, Pied Currawong, Australian Magpie, Torresian Crow, Australian Raven, Paradise Riflebird, Magpie Lark, WIllie Wagtail, Gray and Rufous Fantails, Black-faced Monarch, Yellow Robin, Black-shouldeder Kite, White-bellied Sea Eagle, Eastern Osprey, Whistling Kite, Brahaminy Kite, Little Eagle, Wedge-tailed Eagle, Australian Kestrel, Australian Hobby, Bar-shouldered Dove, Peaceful Dove, Wonga Pigeon, White-headed Pigeon, Top-knot Pigeon, Yellow-tailed Black Cockatoo, Galah, Sulphur-crested Cockatoo,Lewin’s, Mangrove, Singing, Yellow-faced, Gray-fronted, Brown, Blue-faced, Black-chinned, New Holland, and White-cheeked Honeyeaters, Noisy Miner, Eastern Spinebill, Little and Red Wattlebirds, Australian Figbird, Little and Noisy Friarbirds, Eastern Whipbird, Australian Logrunner, Australian Pipit, Bassian Thrush, COmmon Mynah, House Sparrow, Rock Pigeon, Mistletoebird.
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Birds- Australia Museum Online
Meditation Sydney, Australia
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Australian Rainforest Birds
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Checklist of New Zealand Birds
New Zealand Birds